Blockchain is fast emerging as the priority technology for future exploration among airport and airline CIOs globally, according to new research released by SITA.
British Airways halts London flights following latest IT glitch
The carrier suffered a massive computer system failure in May 2017, caused by a power supply issue near Heathrow, which stranded 75,000 customers over a busy holiday weekend – and left BA with a bill amounting to over £100 million.
Lost luggage no longer a worry for Emirates passengers
Emirates will now be able to diligently track bags that flow through its Dubai hub for departing, arriving and connecting customers.
UAE carrier mulls roll-out of Amazon-like robots
Dubai’s Emirates Airlines aims to have robots, similar to the ones Amazon uses in its warehouses, to handle airport baggage …
Airlines back UN efforts to set up global drone registry
The United Nations’ aviation agency is said to be developing a global registry, which could help track the number of incidents involving drones and jets.
Sabre appoints new Air Commerce Director for EMEA
Sabre Corporation, a global technology provider to the travel and tourism industry, has appointed Ibrahim Marmoush as Air Commerce Director, …
Compliance with new US airline security could end laptop ban
The new measures, announced yesterday, include enhanced overall passenger screening, heightened screening of personal electronic devices, increased security protocols around aircraft and in passenger areas, and expanded canine screening.
British Airways IT chaos likely caused by human error
A maintenance worker may have accidentally switched off the power supply at the centre of the British Airway’s IT failure which caused disruption for 75,000 passengers, it has been claimed.
Emirates begins investigation into online phishing scam
The airline said that it is aware of phishing attempts luring unsuspecting users to click on fraudulent items such as a survey, to potentially gain access to users’ smartphones and computers.
Emirates to hand out free tablets on US-bound flights
Emirates has announced that it will start lending first and business class passengers free tablets, in response to the U.S. ban on electronic devices on United States-bound flights.